Jackson attorney gets formal public censure
by Wyoming State Bar
June 20, 2007
Jackson attorney Richard Mulligan today received a formal public censure by order of the Wyoming Supreme Court.
Mulligan violated Rule 8.4(c) of the Wyoming Rules of Professional Conduct by misrepresentation to his client that Mulligan had actually performed all of the legal services in perfecting an appeal to the Wyoming Supreme Court and billing at his hourly rate for work done by an independent contract counsel. In mitigation, Mulligan fully cooperated with the Wyoming State Barís investigation and has never had any other complaints to the Bar by either clients or other persons against him.
Mulligan stipulated to these facts and consented to this discipline. The Board of Professional Responsibility approved the stipulation, recommending that the Wyoming Supreme Court publicly censure Mulligan and require that he attend additional continuing legal education.
After reviewing the record and recommendation, the Wyoming Supreme Court entered its order publicly censuring Mulligan, requiring him to attend additional continuing legal education, and requiring him to pay some of the costs of the Wyoming State Bar for prosecuting this matter.